Displaying items by tag: kiwifruit

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 11:55

Spotlight on kiwifruit helps with jobs

Publicity on a labour shortage in the kiwifruit industry last season had an interesting side effect: it attracted people to come and work in the industry, says New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson.

Published in General News
Thursday, 09 August 2018 07:55

Appeals lodged on Psa case

The Crown will appeal the High Court’s decision that the government was negligent in allowing kiwifruit vine-killing disease Psa into the country.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 09:10

Critical labour shortage

Prior to the 2018 harvest, New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. (NZKGI) warned of looming labour shortages over the next 10 years.

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 07:55

Northland orchards on the market

Seeka put nine Northland kiwifruit and avocado orchards on the market last week, including six it recently acquired from Turners and Growers.

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 12:55

Kiwifruit returns humming

Green and organic green kiwifruit growers were better off per tray this year than last, according to figures released by kiwifruit marketer Zespri.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 10:55

Booming kiwifruit sector struggles for workers

Kiwifruit is in a “perfect storm” this year with a larger harvest and fewer backpacker and international student seasonal workers, says New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:55

Too few workers a real headache for Labour

With a shortage of 500 workers in the kiwifruit industry, the declaration of a seasonal labour shortage in Bay of Plenty could be imminent.

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Kiwifruit growers Mark and Catriona White and their Coastal Kiwis orchard have won the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:55

They had just one chance

The leader of the team that cracked the kiwifruit’s PSA problem says a hunch on how to deal with the outbreak paid off. 

Published in General News
Thursday, 08 February 2018 12:55

A vine time to take the helm

The kiwifruit industry is progressive and developing rapidly, says Stu Hutchings, who takes over as chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) in March. 

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